With ceasefire in effect, studies raise concern about long term health effects of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:03 minutes (3.72 MB)
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With a ceasefire in place, rockets from Gaza and airstrikes from Israel are expected to pause - at least temporarily - but the long-term effects of bombings and airstrikes for the residents of Gaza may linger. Two scientific studies released earlier this year found a strong correlation between Israel’s use of military weapons in the area and birth defects in Gaza children. Researchers at the University of Genoa in Italy and medical staff in Gaza saw kidney, cardiac, lung, gastrointestinal and other defects in the children of Palestinians exposed to white phosphorus, uranium and other toxic substances.
For more, we’re joined by Fabio De Ponte, spokesperson for the New Weapons Committee, the group that released the research. He joins us from Turin, Italy.
To access the studies: http://www.newweapons.org/?q=node/128